Climate Smart Agriculture

ISAP is dedicated to supporting farmers as they adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. By disseminating relevant research, creating a strong network of informed advisors, and promoting the adoption of climate smart agricultural practices, ISAP is committed to ensuring that Illinois agriculture benefits from being part of the climate solution. 

Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities Webinar Series

ISAP is excited to announce our upcoming Partners for Climate Smart Commodities (PCSC) webinar series, beginning Friday, June 16th at 8am CT. The series will feature PCSC projects working to support Illinois farmers, including those with a multi-state geography. Each hour-long session in the series will feature two PCSC projects, including an overview of the programs and time for Q&A for each project. Each presenter will also share how individual producers may interact with their programs by walking through potential farmer scenarios.

Upcoming Webinars in the Series

Agriculture's Climate Potential

Illinois Potential 609 KB 22 downloads

With over 23 million acres of cropland available for the implementation of practices capable of increasing soil carbon and storage such as planting cover crops and reducing tillage, the opportunity for Illinois farmers to offer immediate, scalable solutions to climate change is immense. This fact sheet, developed by the ISAP Science Advisory Committee in September 2020, serves to introduce farmers to carbon-related financial opportunities.

National Potential 3 MB 25 downloads

American Farmland Trust summarizes the current state of the science surrounding the use of regenerative practices and their impact on soil organic carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, including important limitations of our current understanding. Additionally, the report outlines an achievable path toward harnessing the sequestration potential of U.S. soils.